Into Thin Air

Into Thin Ai

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This book, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, is a first-hand account of the Mount Everest Disaster in March of 1996.  Outside magazine sent Krakauer, a journalist, to the mountain to chronicle his ascent.  As he climbs the book gets more and more ominous, and by the end of the summit day 8 climbers are dead.  Factors leading to the tragedy are explained, his survivors guilt is addressed, and the whole book is haunting and nerve-racking.  Even though what was to happen on the mountain was already known, throughout the book I found myself hoping for a different outcome.  A good read, but very sad.

4/5

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